Loveland SWAT Suspect Identified
The suspect in the SWAT standoff in Loveland on Sunday has been identified.
Christian David Leach, 32, was known by Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies to have an outstanding felony arrest warrant. He was spotted on S. Cleveland Avenue in Loveland Sunday at approximately 2:13 p.m. but fled when deputies tried to come in contact with him.
Multiple witnesses said they saw Leach climb a fence and enter a home near his vehicle; police believed he was armed with a handgun.
With the help of Loveland Police Department and Loveland Police Tactical Response Team, Leach was taken into custody without incident after he was located in a recreational vehicle behind the home.
He is being charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (class 4 drug felony) and failure to appear (class 1 misdemeanor).